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  • Father’s dead inspiredgreif anger and fear in her, haunted her the rest of her life. First Poem was published in the boston herald.
  • Sylvia plath

    1. 1. Sylvia Plath<br />Created By: William Mathis<br />
    2. 2. Early Life<br />Born : October 27th 1932 in Boston, Mass.<br />Father : Otto Plath<br />Mother : Aurelia Plath<br />Father Died at eight years old.<br />First Poem: 8 and half years old<br />Image from: Microsoft Clipart<br />Information found at :<br />
    3. 3. Major Works<br />Her two best known poems : “Daddy”, “Lady Lazarus”<br />Only Novel : The Bell Jar<br />Wrote man journals in life time. <br />All Information found at<br />
    4. 4. Attempted Suicide<br />Age 20 : first attempt at suicide with pills<br />Attempted suicide twice before the age of 31.<br />Suffered from depression.<br />Info from <br />Image From : Microsoft Clipart<br />
    5. 5. The Bell Jar<br />Only novel that Plath wrote.<br />Deals with Esther Greenwood <br />Follows the dive into insanity.<br />Deals with frailty of the human mind. <br />Suicide, death and rape.<br />Information from :<br />Image from: Microsoft Clipart<br />
    6. 6. The Bell Jar:A Semi autobiography<br />The Bell Jar- is a very transparent telling of Plath’s life.<br />Allusion to many real people in Plath’s life.<br />Including- her doctor, her patrons and teachers in Plath’s past.<br />Esther Greenwood (Main character of the novel) also works for the same magazine as Plath as well as attaining similar scholarships.<br />Information from:<br />
    7. 7. Ted Hughes<br />Plath’s First Husband<br />British Poet Laureate 1984-1998<br />Was married to Plath from 1956 to 1963<br />Information and Image from :<br />
    8. 8. AssiaWevill<br />Plath’s Husband ,Ted Hughes, left Plath for Wevill.<br />The affair has been attributed to the suicide of Plath.<br />Information from:<br />Image from: Microsoft Clipart<br />
    9. 9. Death<br />London on February 11, 1963<br />Plath Commited Suicide<br />Left two children Frieda and Nicholas in their bedroom<br />Provided food and drink for them.<br />Had head in oven with gas spouts on.<br />Found by her nurse the following morning.<br />Information from :<br />
    10. 10. Hughes’s Controversy<br />Ted Hughes has, usually by feminists and American Plath fans, been considered Plath’s murderer.<br />Controversially destroyed Plath’s journals detailing the last months of their relationship.<br />Believed to maybe entail her thoughts on his infidelity.<br />Information from :<br />
    11. 11. Grave<br />Buried – February 1963. <br />Last name Hughes is generally chiseled off.<br />Supporters who think that Hughes killed Plath do this. <br />Information from:<br />Image used with Creative commons from: <br /><br />
    12. 12. Full List of Lifetime Works<br />Poetry collections<br />The Colossus and Other Poems (1960)<br />Ariel (1961–1965)<br />Three Women: A Monologue for Three Voices (1968)<br />Crossing the Water (1971)<br />Winter Trees (1971)<br />The Collected Poems (1981)<br />Selected Poems (1985)<br />Plath: Poems (1998)<br />Sylvia Plath Reads, Harper Audio (2000) (Audio)<br />Collected prose and novels<br />The Bell Jar: A novel (1963), under the pseudonym "Victoria Lucas"<br />Letters Home: Correspondence 1950–1963 (1975)<br />Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams: Short Stories, Prose, and Diary Excerpts (1977)<br />The Journals of Sylvia Plath (1982)<br />The Magic Mirror (published 1989), Plath's Smith College senior thesis<br />The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, edited by Karen V. Kukil (2000)<br />Children's books<br />The Bed Book (1976)<br />The It-Doesn't-Matter-Suit (1996)<br />Collected Children's Stories (UK, 2001)<br />Mrs. Cherry's Kitchen (2001)<br />List from :<br />
    13. 13. AssiaWevill’s Death<br />23 March 1969<br />Killed herself as well as her four year old daughter, Shura<br />Committed the suicide by placing a mattress in the oven and turning on all the gas valves.<br />Brought into question Hughes husbandry. <br />Image from : Microsoft Clipart<br />Information from:<br />
    14. 14. Nicholas Plath<br />Also committed suicide on March 23rd, 2009.<br />Not married, no kids and also battled depression. <br />Occurred forty six years after his mothers death.<br />Hanged himself in his own home.<br />Information from:<br />
    15. 15. Frieda Hughes<br />The only surviving child of Hughes and Plath’s<br />Also a poet and works on BBC radio.<br />Also has written a series of children’s books.<br />Still living today.<br />Information from:<br />Image From:<br />